What’s up, November?

Hello, good bookishfolk! I hope the spirits have guided your hands to some excellent reads this Halloween. – What Happened – Given that I’m yet to post a review this month, I think its safe to say that, er, not much happened? Although I did FINALLY get my first cat, who is just the bestest […]

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The Aggressive by Gem Jackson

Goodreads | Amazon Publisher: Self-published Publish Date: 31 August 2020 Page Count: 380 pages The Aggressive by Gem Jackson is a gut-wrenching explosion of a debut, and one of the best sci-fi books I’ve read this year. I first heard about it in this positive review, so I was excited when the author offered me a […]

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What’s up, September?

– What Happened – Hello, bookfriends! I used a fair amount of annual leave in August, which meant plenty of extra reading time. I was able to get through the five books on my monthly To Be Read list, as well as a bonus two. The House of Styx was a stunning read and is […]

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Afterland by Lauren Beukes

Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive | Waterstones Publisher: Penguin Books Publish Date: 28 July 2020 Page Count: 411 pages A slow-burn story about a mother and son on the run, Lauren Beukes’ dystopian thriller Afterland contains some of the most impressive prose I’ve come across recently. It’s a feminist […]

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Red Noise by John P. Murphy

Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Angry Robot Publish Date: 9 June 2020 Page Count: 440 pages Red Noise by John P. Murphy has been described as an Akira Kurosawa and spaghetti western-inspired sci-fi romp. Having only a passing familiarity with either of those, I was hoping for some epic […]

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Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Tor.com Publish Date: 4 August 2020 Page Count: 512 pages This is one of those times I wish I’d read more reviews before jumping into a book because I certainly wasn’t expecting Harrow the Ninth to be such a challenging read. In this […]

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The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier

Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Angry Robot Publish Date: 8 September 2020 Page Count: 345 pages As a trained phlebotomist, I’m fully qualified to tell you that this book is bloody fun. Chris Panatier’s upcoming debut novel has satisfied a thirst I didn’t know I had for a […]

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